3. Januar 2021 Johannes Wolters

Jobangebot in Kilkenny: Character Layout/Posing Artist Cartoon Saloon

Cartoon Saloon is a four time Academy Award (R), Golden Globe (R), BAFTA and Emmy nominated animation studio based in Kilkenny in the South East of Ireland. Employing over
150 crew, we are currently working on a number of projects in production and in development


The Job Details

We are looking for a Posing Artist to join the team at My Father’s Dragon.

As a Posing Artist you will be responsible for:

  • Creating Posing in TV Paint, as preparation for animation production
  • Posing will be based on the animatic, layout, model sheet packs, etc provided by CS
  • Posing will include
    • Storytelling keys which reflect the character’s acting required for the scene
    • – Important expressions of the characters
    • Start and end drawings of a particular movement
  • Inside TV Paint levels will need to be labeled accordingly to naming conventions set by CS

Check out this video to see more about the role of the Posing Artist Right Click on this link https://youtu.be/Y-k0INYmNvg



What we would like to see from you:

  • Previous work experience on at least one animated feature, preferably as Key Posing artist.
  • Skilled at creating poses using TV paint.
  • Strong sense of acting, staging, posing, timing, and the ability to stay on model.
  • Previous work experience as model sheet artist is a bonus.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative.
  • Ensure quality and style consistency with feature project
  • Deliver posing artwork on time for approval by Posing Supervisor
  • Meet weekly quotas as established by production management
  • Address any problems and communicate progress of work to the Production Manager and Production Coordinator
  • Able to work in-house in Kilkenny, Ireland.


Cartoon Saloon is a 4-time Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Emmy nominated animation studio formed in Kilkenny by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey. The studio has set themselves apart due to their illustrative style and powerful story-telling as seen in their Oscar® nominated features and short films The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, The Breadwinner and Late Afternoon. Their Emmy nominated preschool series, Puffin Rock, is currently being broadcast worldwide in over 30 countries along with streaming on Netflix. Dorg Van Dango, is a comedy tv series for 6-11-year-olds currently broadcasting on RTE and Nickelodeon. Based in Kilkenny, and with a crew of over 150, Cartoon Saloon is currently working on a development slate of new features and series projects. Cartoon Saloon’s 4th feature Wolfwalkers, directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, was launched worldwide in the Autumn of 2020, including on Apple TV


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